Med-Tech Innovation August 14, 2020
Lucy Mackillop, chief medical officer, Sensyne Health, discusses the key challenges in implementing remote patient monitoring technologies, and their role in helping to continue to look after the most vulnerable.
The pandemic has led to huge spikes in digital technology adoption as doctors and patients have complied with social distancing guidelines. In fact, according to the Royal College of General Practitioners, 71% of routine consultations were remote in the four weeks leading up to April 12th, compared to 25% in the same period last year. This is a tremendous shift.
COVID-19 has sharpened the mind. We all understood the need for social distancing and minimising footfall to our GP surgeries and hospitals as lockdown came into effect in March, in order...